Ikea working with Kodiak Robotics for autonomous freight deliveries

Ikea is working with Kodiak Robotics, a self-driving trucking company, for autonomous freight deliveries in Texas as a pilot.

Neuro42 inks medical imaging robot agreement with John Hopkins University

Neuro42, a medical imaging, robotics, and AI technology company, has inked an exclusive licensing agreement with Johns Hopkins University for their MR compatible robot.

World’s first living robots can now reproduce, scientists say — CNN

The US scientists who created the first living robots say the life forms, known as xenobots, can now reproduce -- and in a way not seen in plants and animals, writes...

IBM, Boston Dynamics join forces to deliver data analysis at the edge

IBM Consulting will develop edge payloads that integrate with Spot, the agile, mobile robot from Boston Dynamics, under the terms of the agreement. 

Researchers at Caltech have built a bipedal robot

Researchers at Caltech have built a bipedal robot that combines walking with flying to create a new type of locomotion.

A robotic arm prototype can ‘think’ without humans and move itself — Interesting Engineering

The arm is mounted on a backpack and performs effectively in simple activities such as raising when he lifts his left leg and lowering when he raises his right leg, writes...

Carbon Robotics raises $27M

Agriculture robotics company Carbon Robotics has raised $27 million in Series B financing.

Neya Systems awarded $1M DTRA contract for deploying tactical assault kits in unmanned robots

Neya Systems, a division of Applied Research Associates, has been awarded a $1 million contract with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) of the U.S. Department of Defense.

Walmart abandons plan to have robots check store inventories — Engadget

The retail giant found the humans could do just as good a job, writes Steve Dent. Here is the link:

Canadian 3D-robotics supply chain company Attabotics raises $50M Series C round

Canadian 3D-robotics supply chain company Attabotics, has raised $50 million in a Series C funding round.

University of Minnesota: Engineers 3D-print sensors onto organs

A technique developed by University of Minnesota researchers allows 3D printing of hydrogel-based sensors directly on the surface of organs, such as lungs—even as they expand and contract.

Georgia Tech: Slow robots called Slothbots can linger in the environment for long times

Robotics engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have built a slow-moving and energy-efficient robot, called (what else?) the Slothbot. 

Qualcomm launches 5G and AI-enabled robotics platform

Qualcomm has unveiled its Robotics RB5 platform, which the company says is the world's first 5G and AI-enabled robotics platform.

Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot dog now available for $74,500– IEEE Spectrum

For the price of a luxury car, you can now get a very smart, very capable, very yellow robotic dog, writes Evan Ackerman. Here is the link:

IBM working on autonomous ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean

IBM has joined a global consortium of partners, led by marine research organization ProMare, that are building an unmanned, fully-autonomous ship that will cross the Atlantic on the fourth centenary of the original Mayflower voyage in September 2020.